A presentation and live demonstration to show F-500 EA capabilities at GAPSTC Fire Academy in Atlanta Georgia USA. A representative of the Minister of Interior and Assistant Comptroller General of the Federal Fire Service Nigeria, with the MD/CEO Okama Infinity Nigeria Limited, to confirm the product efficiency and meet the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).
Reaching out to our prospective client - The Nigerian Navy, who's daily job is to work in the Nigerian water ways to protect it from pirates, oil bunkers and all intruders/miscreants. The MD/CEO Okama Infinity Nigeria Limited with his partner - President HCT Inc. USA (OEM), did a live demonstration of F-500 EA versatility for the Nigerian Navy at Defense Headquarters in Abuja.
This video shows the attestation of the Federal Road Safety Corps of F-500 EA capabilities in the quick knockdown of fire in the shortest possible time and its cooling effect.
MD/CEO Okama Infinity Nig. Ltd. with his partner President HCT Inc. USA at Lagos State Government house for a live demo and launch of F-500 EA mini- tanks mounted with quick knockdown nozzles on Power Bikes, to suppress fire during an emergency as quick as possible before the arrival of the firefighting team. The idea/gesture was well appreciated by the Lagos State government.
MD/CEO Okama Infinity Nig. Ltd. with his partner President HCT Inc. USA invited a team of Nigerian Pipeline and Storage Company OF NNPC led by the HSE Manager NPSC, to GAPTC Fire Academy in Atlanta Georgia USA, to verify F-500 EA efficiency, versatility and capability. Some distributors of the product from North America, Canada, China, and Europe were present for the demonstration.
Back in the late 1990’s a leading manufacturer of Foams went to the US EPA and advised that they identified PFOS/PFOA (a main ingredient of Foam) was bio-accumulative in the blood stream of their employees. At that time no assertions relative to the long term impact on human health were determined (only that is PFOS/PFOA was bio-accumulative). Shortly after that US EPA disclosure meeting that leading manufacturer of foams got out of the foam manufacturing business. As we move forward, we now know that PFOS/PFOA is toxic and carcinogenic to fish, animals, and humans. We also know over the past decades through widespread use of foams and training that PFOS/PFOA is contaminated the environment on a global scale. It is reported that 19 out of 20 people in USA have PFOS/PFOA in their blood stream. Since bio-accumulative mean once in your bloodstream it does not come out, the US EPA has implemented EPA 537 Modified Test to screen for the presence of 25 fluorinated compounds including PFOS/PFOA in ground water and municipal drinking water supplies. EPA 537 Modified Tests is designated to identify for the presence of PFOS/PFOA in terms of nanograms/liter (ng/L, parts/billion, ppb). HCT sent F-500 Encapsulator Agent 1% and 3% solutions to GEL Laboratories, LLC, and a US EPA Approved Laboratory to conduct EPA 537 Modified Test on our F-500 EA Fire Suppression Solutions. All test reports shows a result of ND (None Detected) for all 25 targeted fluorinated ingredients including PFOS/PFOA.
Conclusion: This is definitive proof that F-500 Encapsulator Agent contains none of the 25 fluorinated compounds including PFOS/PFOA that EPA 537 Modified Test is seeking to identify. Further, based on the global contamination issue caused by decades of unfettered foam use, F-500 EA (i.e., the fire suppression agent being sprayed on the fire) may actually be cleaner and safer that than the local drinking water.
Contact Hazard Control Technologies, Inc for a complete copy the F-500 EA US EPA 537 Modified Test Results.
State officials are warning Michiganders to completely avoid touching PFAS foam. Previously, they emphasized not ingesting it.
PFAS (poly and perfluoroalkyl substances) are a class of chemicals used in firefighting foam, water-proofing substances, and more. The chemicals have been found in 119 municipal water systems.
Update: Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.
State officials say PFAS do not readily move through the skin. But new science from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests PFAS could be toxic at lower levels than previously thought.
Deb MacKenzie-Taylor of the MDHHS says that because of this new information, the agency is "simplifying" its message.
"It's not based on any changes in information about PFAS moving through the skin," she says. "It is that there's some new toxicity information; how much could be harmful. And, we're using that information to be public health protective."
One or two instances of skin contact aren't enough to cause an issue, but frequent, long-term exposure could be a problem, says MacKenzie-Taylor.
"The way we've evaluated is, three hours a day, five days a week for three months of the year," she says. "So anybody who would live on the lake and have their kids play on the lake every day, or many days of the week. That's where we would be concerned."
She says telling people not to touch the PFAS foam at all also reduces the chances of it being accidentally ingested.
"So, our biggest concern is still swallowing the foam," says MacKenzie-Taylor. "So either kids playing with the foam and getting it in their mouths, or getting it on their hands and then eating it afterwards."
If you do come in contact with the foam, she says you should wash it off immediately.
In an e-mail statement, MDHHS spokesman Bob Wheaton said, "our message regarding PFAS foam is not a new one. We have previously spread the message that people shouldn’t ingest or touch PFAS. It’s just that we are trying to simplify the message."
Original post: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 5:11 p.m.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has previously warned people to not ingest PFAS foam. But now, MLive reports that officials have found that skin contact alone has more potential health effects than previously thought.
Read more: PFAS: Explained
The foam is formed by the churning waters in PFAS-contaminated lakes and rivers. It has been found in Alpena, Oscoda, Rockford, Cascade Township and Grayling, as well as along the Huron River.
MDHHS has yet to formally announce the new advisory. However, state toxicologists say it is being changed to simplify the message from "do not consume the foam" to "avoid the foam."
The CDC states that PFAS chemicals might cause several kinds of health problems, including affecting child development, affecting the immune system, and increasing the risk of certain cancers.
Our company was well represented at the USA Fair 2019 because we were found eligible to exhibit our product. The objective in terms of marketing and awareness, is to meet diverse people in their various businesses to discuss firefighting suppressant and alleviation as fire outbreak can affect anybody, so we hoped to engage as many people as possible. We were delighted that the fair adopted a multi-sectoral approach as a platform for various businesses to showcase their products. We did our best to ensure we are able to engage with fellow exhibitors, attendees and business interests.
The outcome of the USA Fair for us have been very positive, and we look forward to attending the next one coming up in 2020. The whole arrangement was adequately organised and professional, we greatly appreciate the opportunity granted my company and partner - Hazard Control Technologies Inc. USA, to showcase our product on this platform. Our customer base increased by another 65%.
Okama Infinity Nigeria Limited was invited to the annual general meeting of The National Executive Council of Petroleum Tanker Drivers branch of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers [NUPENG] , slated for 27th and 28th June 2019 at Ibadan, Oyo State,
The workshop entails best safety practices to ensure safety of lives, equipment and environment when petroleum tankers are transporting petroleum products from various depots and distributing to petrol stations across Nigeria. Due to issues of fire outbreak on the highway as a result of spill from fallen trucks on the road caused by dilapidated roads, Okama Infinity Nigeria Limited's aim is to enlighten them on F-500 Encapsulator Agent fire suppressant, which is very useful in Flammable Liquid Spill Control and Mitigation. Also educate on the capabilities, versatility, effectiveness and proper application of F-500 EA Technology, to avoid or totally reduce fire outbreaks due to accidents on the highway from fallen tanker trucks carrying petroleum products.
Our goal is to always imbibe safety in all our dealings by implementation and enlightenment. We extended invitations to the Federal Fire Service and Federal Road Safety Corps, who we partner with in ensuring safety in the country to be part of the event. NNPC Retail was also present at the event - one of our customers, to testify to the authenticity of F-500 Encapsulator Agent.
Live demonstration of F-500 EA fire suppressant at Ibadan, Oyo State. To Petroleum Tanker Driver’s branch of NUPENG during their annual general meeting. A safety measure to be adopted for spill control and mitigation.